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Tulip Poplar Flower

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 31 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Tulip Poplas is a common tree native to my area. It's lovely flowers are usually hidden by large leaves and by being high up. I brought this one inside to photograph. I added one of my textures.

NIKON D300 1/13 second F/16.0 ISO 200 200 mm


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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Wow, such a gorgeous flower and colours! It works for me very well. I LOVE the amount of details in the centre and the sharpness. It blends to the background beautifully.

31 May 2010 10:39am

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A fantastic result!
Lovely treeflower, never seen it in 'the real world'..;-)

31 May 2010 11:27am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Love it. Like the repeating patterns of the background with the petals of the flower.

31 May 2010 3:11pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

We have two of these giants behind our house and they're so majestic. Beautiful flower and your treatment is gorgeous.

31 May 2010 3:38pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

great detail.

31 May 2010 3:55pm

@Daniel: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the texture overlay..how it transforms this. Such gorgeous colors - so different...but ones that work so well!!!

31 May 2010 3:55pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

J'adore cette fleur de tulipe très originale. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.

31 May 2010 4:42pm

alex centrella from California, United States

beautiful colors and light !

31 May 2010 6:51pm

@alex centrella: Thank you. They seem to be colors from the 1970s!

alex centrella from California, United States

...... and a stunning portfolio of work !

31 May 2010 6:52pm

@alex centrella: Thank you so much for looking at my portfolio!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A beautiful piece of work where you seem to go beyond what the rest of us call photography and approach graphics. So much character here.

31 May 2010 7:37pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie. Always appreciate your thoughtful comments.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done Anita.....great colors.....

31 May 2010 9:53pm

@Susan: Thanks. As I wrote above--they look like 1970s colors to me.

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful and really nice post processing.

1 Jun 2010 3:11am

@Dutch: Thank you. I had fun with this one.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The flowers are really pretty. Tulip poplars are the state tree of Indiana. They have high canopies-did you have to shinny up the tree to get this flower? :)

1 Jun 2010 3:19am

@Julie Brown: One of the Tulip Poplars in our back yard has low hanging branches, which I've left low on purposse. The lower branches usually have some flowers. This is the third year I've photographed the flowers, but the first year I got a decent image.

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Stunning photo!

1 Jun 2010 3:50am

@MMC Photos: Glad you like it. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, this one is warm, rounded, rich, soft, and glowing...
as if there were an internal light .
It looks like it could be a painting on a silk scarf or hanging !!

1 Jun 2010 7:06am

@Dulcie: Thanks for your wonderful comment. I was pleased with the result.

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous colors and textures. This is one of my favorites Anita.

1 Jun 2010 9:25am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Sheer beauty. Larry

1 Jun 2010 12:57pm

@Larry Elkins: Thank you!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Wonderful detail, comp and texture work!

2 Jun 2010 5:04am

@Barbara Kile: Thank you, Barbara--queen of textures!!!!

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

lovely texture and colors

2 Jun 2010 2:27pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks, Betsy!!

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Like the details in the center of this gorgeous flower Anita, along with such stunning colors. Beautiful job!

3 Jun 2010 2:39am

Andy from Hanover, PA, United States

Nice! Love the textured background.

3 Jun 2010 3:11am

Mary from Exton, United States

Great image and fabulous texture!

3 Jun 2010 4:10pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

I've never seen a blossom with quite the same color as this. Very unusual and very pretty.

5 Jun 2010 12:01pm

Ansie from South Africa

Love it, I always enjoy your blog, close nature, too!

5 Jun 2010 3:01pm

@Ansie: Thanks!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


7 Jun 2010 3:02am

fucknilaomiu from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:10am

1/13 second
ISO 200
200 mm